DOCTOR STRANGE Casting Will Be Settled ‘In The Next Month Or Two’

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doctor strangeIt has been a big month for Doctor Strange fans. Stephen Strange has taken on a larger role in the comics and work on his movie is finally getting underway. Scott Derrickson will direct Marvel‘s first foray into the mystical side of the universe and recent rumors suggest that Jon Spaihts is negotiating a deal to pen the script. Today a few words from Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige offers up an idea of when we can expect to hear a casting announcement so all the recent shortlist rumors can be put to rest.

During his presentation at Barcelona’s CineEurope convention today, Feige talked a little about the good doctor and what will be going down behind the scenes over the next few months:

Strange is very, very important, not just because it’s an amazing character study, and a journey of a man who’s gone from this very arrogant surgeon to somebody who is quite zen and literally keeps all of reality together on a daily basis, but it also is going to open up a whole other side of storytelling for our movies.
So we’re about to hire a writer to redo a draft, and we think we’ll be casting probably in the next month or two, and announcing an actor, and then we get into production in the spring of next year.

That time frame makes it seem like a casting announcement could be made around Comic Con time. If it happens in a month instead of the ‘or two,’ then we could hear something before then. Making the announcement before Comic Con and then rolling out the cast with a costume pic or something would be a crowd pleaser, huh? We’ll just have to wait and see. Current speculation suggest Jared Leto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and surprisingly enough Tom Hardy are on Marvel‘s shortlist. What do you think about the news? Which of those three actors (if any) would you like to see land the job as the Sorcerer Supreme?

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